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July 2013 Archives

Southern California launches healthy nail salon initiative

A new initiative in Southern California seeks to reward nail salons that make changes to reduce exposure to harmful nail polish additives for employees and customers. The suggested changes include improvements to ventilation, the requirement that workers use heavy-duty gloves and the banning of polishes that contain three additives that are considered particularly dangerous. These chemicals are formaldehyde, tolulene and dibutyl phthalate. To help promote the initiative, the city of Santa Monica is offering free advertising to salons that get rid of polishes containing the toxic ingredients.

Workers hurt on construction site in Los Angeles

San Fernando Valley residents may be concerned to learn that two construction workers were injured while working on a construction site in Chatsworth. The two male employees were completing a construction project early in the morning and were attempting to move bulky structural pieces within a trench.

Mediation may provide solutions in NFL concussion lawsuit

Los Angeles footbal fans may know that a federal judge has ordered parties in an NFL concussion lawsuit to participate in mediation in an effort to find a consensual resolution. The worker's compensation issue is huge for those former NFL players dealing with the aftermath of physical careers that have resulted in head injuries. The suit by more than 4,000 former players in the league addresses the need for financial compensation in the event of job-related brain injury.

California woman claims employer caused her to lose baby

A California employee recently filed suit against her employer, the Albertsons supermarket chain, claiming that they wrongfully failed to accommodate her pregnancy, which led to the death of her child. The 30-year-old woman has worked at the Atascadero store since 2007; she is currently a general merchandise manager. The job includes climbing ladders, moving heavy pallet jacks and loading and unloading pallets filled with goods such as bags of charcoal or cat litter.

Case Results

  1. $4.5 Million Settlement

    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

  2. $2.9 Million Settlement

    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

  4. $1.6 Million Settlement

    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

  5. $1.2 Million Structure Settlement

    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

  6. $1.2 Million Settlement

    Motorcycle v. car accident resulting in multiple fractures and scarring.

  7. $933,000.00 Settlement

    Child burned when table collapsed spilling scalding water from coffee um.

  8. $850,000.00 Settlement (Before MICRA)

    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

  9. $780,000.00 Settlement

    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

  10. $500,000.00 Settlement

    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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